March 22, 1995 |
Playwright Sidney Kingsley, who won a Pulitzer Prize before he was 30 years old, has died. He was 89. Kingsley, who died Monday, won the coveted prize in 1934 for the hospital drama "Men in White." He was known for tackling stories with serious social messages. Kingsley's early award-winning effort depicted the dilemma faced by doctors who must balance the demands of medicine with finding satisfaction in their personal lives.
May 30, 1996 |
Jacob Druckman, a composer and educator who won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in music for his complex orchestral composition "Windows," has died. He was 67. Druckman died Friday in New Haven, Conn., of lung cancer. He had taught at the Yale School of Music for the last two decades.
March 5, 2002 |
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who recently admitted copying passages from other works in one of her best-selling books, has withdrawn from judging the Pulitzer Prizes next month. Pulitzer board administrator Seymour Topping said Monday that Goodwin "decided not to participate" when the board meets April 4 and 5 to choose the 21 prizes for books, drama, music and journalism work done last year. In a March 3 letter to board Chairman John S.
March 19, 1986 |
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bernard Malamud, whose fictions blended the natural and supernatural with sometimes startling results, died Tuesday at his apartment in New York City. He was 71, and sources in New York said his death was from natural causes but declined to give details. Timothy Seldes, president of the literary agency that handled Malamud's works, said the author's family would make a statement today. He is survived by his wife, Ann de Chiara; a son, Paul, and a daughter, Janna.
April 5, 2005 |
The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for a series of stories that detailed how Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center provided care so poor that it sickened and imperiled some patients. The award is the most coveted of America's journalism prizes. The Times' Moscow bureau chief, Kim Murphy, won a Pulitzer for what judges called "eloquent, wide-ranging" coverage of Russia.
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April 17, 2001
Eugene Goltz, 70, an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize at the Houston Post and shared another with reporters at the Detroit Free Press. Born in Marquette, Iowa, Goltz served in the Air Force, where he played French horn in a military band. He attended the University of Kansas and St. Louis University before beginning his reporting career.
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August 27, 2002 |
Emily Genauer, 91, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic who familiarized newspaper readers with modern artists including Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, died Friday in New York after a long illness. Born on Staten Island, N.Y., Genauer was educated at Hunter College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her newspaper career with the New York World in 1929 and remained for 20 years with what became the World-Telegram.
October 4, 1996
Moneta J. Sleet Jr., 70, who became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize in photography. As a staff photographer for Ebony, Sleet covered Martin Luther King Jr. receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Sweden in 1964 and marching in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. He also covered King's funeral, and it was a picture of the mourning Coretta Scott King comforting her daughter Bernice that earned the 1969 Pulitzer for feature photography.
March 25, 1993 |
John Hersey, a World War II correspondent who graphically described the horrors of the world's first atomic bomb attack and won the Pulitzer Prize for his war-based novel "A Bell for Adano" died Wednesday. He was 78. The author, who suffered a stroke a year ago and also had cancer of the colon and liver, died at 2:45 a.m. in Key West, Fla., with his family at his side, said his wife, Barbara.
November 5, 1994 |
Peter Taylor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist in the tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor whose stories poignantly chronicled the slow disappearance of the Southern aristocracy, is dead at age 77. Taylor died of pneumonia Wednesday night at the University of Virginia Hospital. He had suffered a series of strokes. He won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for "A Summons to Memphis," about a man called home by his sisters to stop their widowed father from remarrying.